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Do you sometimes feel like a gerbil running on a wheel inside a cage as you scurry from place to place, chauffeuring your children from one endless activity to another? What if, for one moment, you could just step off of the wheel . . . and relax? How would you feel then? And what if that single moment could stretch into an hour, or even a whole day? It’s Your Kid, Not a Gerbil will provide practical solutions and helpful insight to get off the activity wheel so that you can put your time and energies where they really count: in establishing strong character and a love for home and family that will serve your kids well for a lifetime.

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And since I am bringing up how we raise our kids. And what we teach them. Have you thought of what they are learning when they are so busy you can't slow down? You know what I mean. Wake early so they can dress, have breakfast and do a morning jog before school so they have that extra practice for track and field. Or as soon as school is out they are headed to the barns to care for their FFA project animal. What about rushing home to have a quick meal in the car so they won't be late for the baseball practice or is it soccer today? Multiply kids equal multiply activities. Dance, sports, music, community groups......what do they do? Are your kiddos learning to run run run through out their days? Or is it wake, breakfast and then plenty of time without the rush to get to class? Home after school so that they can do their homework, have a snack and decompress some before the family time begins? Weekends of games with the family and home projects while learning at mom and dad's side? I am not saying do not have activities. But to do so with moderation. 'It's Your Kid not a Gerbil' is a great book by Dr. Kevin Leman that helps you create a happier and less stressed home. A great guide to know what is good at what age for kiddos. How they can learn and still be part of a loving family unit. And more so just what steps you can take to help make the stress levels for everyone be at a minimum. Even better? I have a gift certificate for one of my lucky readers to receive this book from Tyndale House Publishers. It is good til the end of this year. So you can also use it as a Christmas gift for that son or daughter who is starting their own families too.